Fantastic gigs lined up for music fans in the area to enjoy

Music fans have been starved of live gigs during the past year but there is plenty to look forward to in the coming months.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 12:00 am
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers (Photo credit: Benno Hunziker)

The region’s venues have some great names lined up to appear there, covering a wide range of styles and tastes.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be performing on their rescheduled 20th anniversary tour at Nottingham Albert Hall on April 28, 2022.

There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. From their formation in 2002 onwards and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness, to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014, the past 20 years has seen the band become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet…ever!

The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience.

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For something a little different, try gigs by Wille And The Bandits at Nottingham Bodega on March 17, 2022, and Sheffield Greystones on March 31, 2022.

Wille And The Bandits (Photo credit: Laurence Harvey)

The gigs on the When The World Stood Still tour will feature special guest Troy Redfern.

The tour will follow the release of the forthcoming highly anticipated album of the same name. The album documents a moment in time that the whole world will never forget, where each person on the planet has felt repercussions in one way or another.

Wille And the Bandits are lauded for their live performances, impressive musicianship and expertly crafted songwriting.

In addition to the lead guitar, lap steel guitar and lead vocals of Wille Edwards, the band has a new rhythm section – Tom Gilkes (drums, percussion) and Harry Mackaill (bass, keyboards). To add a whole new element to the music, the band now also features Hammond organ and second guitar with the multi-instrumentalist Matthew Gallagher making up a four-piece.

There is to be a gig by Goldfrapp at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall

Finally, Goldfrapp have announced an appearance at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on April 4, 2022 as part of their Felt Mountain tour.

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory formed Goldfrapp in 1999. Together they have scored a string of hits. The multi-platinum selling band have been nominated for the Mercury Prize, multiple Grammy Awards and won an Ivor Novello for Strict Machine.

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